Robert Redford collects career award at Marrakech Film Festival

Robert Redford has a brand new accolade to add to his growing list of awards. AFP
Updated 07 December 2019

Robert Redford collects career award at Marrakech Film Festival

  • The 18th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival honored iconic actor, producer and director Robert Redford on Friday
  • He was feted alongside Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and Moroccan actress Mouna Fettou

DUBAI: Robert Redford has a brand new accolade to add to his growing list of awards. The 18th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival honored iconic actor, producer and director on Friday.

The 83-year-old collected the Etoile d’Or—the career tribute award— for his outstanding contributions to the film industry.

Redford, who made his foray into acting with a starring role in Broadway’s “Sunday in New York,” is best known for his portrayal of a skilled conman named Johnny Hooker in the 1973 comedy-crime drama “The Sting,” which went on to win seven Oscar awards.

He would go on to make his directorial debut in 1980, with the film “Ordinary People,” which earned him the Directors Guild of America Award, a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Director.

Notably, Redford is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival, an annual cinematic festival that takes place each January in Utah’s Salt Lake City.

He was honored alongside Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and Moroccan actress Mouna Fettou, who served as the host of the annual film festival in 2006.


Dubai Design Week will be slightly different this year

Dubai Design Week is set to take place from 9-14 November. File/Instagram
Updated 51 min 40 sec ago

Dubai Design Week will be slightly different this year

DUBAI: Dubai Design Week (DDW) is set to return for its sixth edition from Nov 9 to 14 at Dubai Design District (d3) and in locations across the city, it has been announced. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the annual design festival will take an all-new approach and will include both physical and digital components. 

This year, Dubai Design Week will have a special focus on local talent and sustainability. Themes related to “locality, collective work, future imagining and sharing of public space under physical and mobility restrictions are put forward in this year’s edition for designers and creatives to investigate,” the event states on its website. 

The revised programme includes an open call for the Abwab 2020 pavilion as well as a new UAE-designer-focused exhibition.